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EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF
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Office of the Secretary
I Room 904

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Boston, Massachusetts 02202



Public Document



No. 12



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REPORT



ATTORNEY- GENERAL



FOR THE



Year ending January 19, 1921



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BOSTON

WRIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS

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Department of the Attorney-General,
Boston, Jan. 19, 1921.

To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives.

I have the honor to transmit herewith the report of the
department for the year ending this day.

Very respectfully,

J. WESTON ALLEN,

Attorney-Genera I .



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DEPARTMENT OF THE ATTORNEY- GENERAL.
State House.



Attorney-General.
J. WESTON ALLEN.

Assistants.
Edwin H. Abbot, Jr.
Alex-\nder Lincoln.
Arthur E. Seagrave.
John W. Corcoran.^
Jay R. Benton.
Leland Powers. 2
Albert Hurwitz,
Maynard C. Teall.
Charles R. Cabot.

Chief Clerk.
Louis H. Freese.



Resigned April 15, 1920. 2 Resigned Sept. 1, 1920.



STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES.



Appropriation for 1920, S53,000 00

Appropriation, additional, 20,000 00

Appropriation, special, 10,000 00

Expenditures.

For law library, $1,001 73

For salaries of assistants, 20,698 14

For clerks, 7,200 00

For oflB.ce stenographers, 5,702 40

For telephone operator, 794 00

For legal and special services and expenses, . . . 13,916 24

For office expenses, 3,768 90

For court expenses, . 1,553 42

Total expenditures, . $54,634 83



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Department of the Attorxey-General,
Boston, Jan. 19, 1921.



To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives.

Pursuant to the provisions of section 11 of chapter 12 of
the General Laws, I herewith submit my report for the year
ending this day.

The cases requiring the attention of this department dur-
ing the year, to the number of 9,797, are tabulated below: —

Corporate franchise tax cases, 918

Extradition and interstate rendition, 203

Grade crossings, petitions for abolition of, 60

Indictments for murder, 4&

Inventories and appraisals, 23

Land Court petitions, 86

Land-damage cases arising from the taking of land by the De-
partment of Public Works, 41

Land-damage cases arising from the taking of land by the Metro-

pohtan District Commission, 29

Land-damage cases arising from the taking of land by the State

House Building Commission, 2

Miscellaneous cases arising from the work of the above-named

commissions, 18

Miscellaneous cases, 606

Petitions for instructions under inheritance tax laws, ... 25

Public charitable trusts, 114

Settlement cases for support of persons in State hospitals, . . 36
All other cases not enumerated above, which include suits to
require the filing of returns by corporations and individuals
and the collection of money due the Commonwealth, . . 7,590



viii ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan.

Capital Cases.
Indictments for murder pending at the date of the last
annual report have been disposed of as follows: —

John Arzenti, indicted in Plymouth County, October,
1919, for the murder of Frank Gentile, at Brockton, on July
17, 1919. He was arraigned Oct. 16, 1919, and pleaded not
guilty. W. J. Callahan, Esq., appeared as counsel for the
defendant. In February, 1920, the defendant w^as tried by
a jury before Thayer, J. The result was a verdict of guilty
of murder in the second degree. The defendant was there-
upon sentenced to State Prison for life. The case was in
charge of District Attorney Frederick G. Katzmann.

Joseph E. Bamforth, alias, indicted in Essex County,
May, 1919, for the murder of Minnie Bamforth and Martha
E. Graham, at Haverhill, on Jan. 19, 1919. He was arraigned
May 16, 1919, and pleaded not guilty. Essex S. Abbott,
Esq., appeared as counsel for the defendant. On Oct. 24,
1919, the defendant w^as committed to the Danvers State
Hospital for observation. On Oct. 7, 1920, he was adjudged
to be insane, and was committed to the Bridgewater State
Hospital. The case was in charge of District Attorney S.
Howard Donnell.

WojciECH BiRUSZ, alias, indicted in Essex County, Janu-
ary, 1919, for the murder of Mary B. Lavoie, at Salem, on
Dec. 12, 1918. He was arraigned Jan. 20, 1919, and pleaded
not guilty. William H. McSweeney, Esq., appeared as
counsel for the defendant. In April, 1920, the defendant
was tried by a jury before Callahan, J. The result was a
verdict of guilty of murder in the second degree, and the
defendant was thereupon sentenced to State Prison for life.
The case was in charge of District Attorney S. Howard
Donnell.

NuNZio CoLELLA, indicted in Suffolk County, July, 1919,
for the murder of Antonio DeAngelis, on June 8, 1919. He



1921.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. ix

was arraigned July 16, 1919, and pleaded not guilty. Thomas
J. Grady, Esq., appeared as counsel for the defendant. On
July 16, 1919, an entry of nolle prosequi was made against
said indictment except as to so much thereof as charged
manslaughter; and on Jan. 15, 1920, an entry of nolle prose-
qui was made against the remainder of said indictment. Tlie
case was in charge of District Attorney Joseph C. Pelletier.

Joseph Cordia, alias, and Francisco Feci, alias, indicted
in Middlesex County, November, 1918, for the murder of
Louis Fred Soulia, at Billerica, on Oct. 31, 1918. The de-
fendants were arraigned Nov. 19, 1918, and pleaded not
guilty. Daniel J. Donahue, Esq., and Melvin G. Rogers,
Esq., appeared as counsel for Joseph Cordia, and Meyer J.
Sawyer, Esq., and John H. Mack, Esq., for Francisco Feci.
In March, 1919, the defendants were tried by a jury before
Dubuque, J. The result was a verdict of not guilty in the
case of the defendant Joseph Cordia, and a verdict of guilty
of murder in the first degree in the case of the defendant
Francisco Feci. The motion of the defendant Francisco
Feci for a new trial was denied, and his exceptions were
overruled by the Supreme Judicial Court. The defendant
w^as thereupon sentenced to death by electrocution during
the week beginning Aug. 15, 1920, which sentence was car-
ried out on Aug. 16, 1920. The case was in charge of Dis-
trict Attorney Nathan A. Tufts.

Joseph DeLaurentis, indicted in Suffolk County, Decem-
ber, 1919, for the murder of William L. Duchaine, on Nov.
11, 1919. He was arraigned Dec. 10, 1919, and pleaded not
guilty. Richard M. Walsh, Esq., appeared as counsel for
the defendant. In March, 1920, the defendant was tried by
a jury before John F. Brown, J. The result was a disagree-
ment by the jury, and an entry of 7ioUe prosequi was made
against said indictment. The case was in charge of District
Attorney Joseph C. Pelletier.

Angelo DiCassio, alias, indicted in Hampden County,
December, 1919, for the murder of Volpini Fillippo at Spring-



X ATTORNEY-GENERAL^S REPORT. [Jan.

field, on Nov. 30, 1919. He was arraigned Dec. 30, 1919,
and pleaded not guilty. Silvio Martinelli, Esq., and Thomas
F. Moriarty, Esq., appeared as counsel for the defendant.
Later the defendant retracted his former plea, and pleaded
guilty to manslaughter. This plea was accepted by the Com-
monwealth, and the defendant was thereupon sentenced to
State Prison for a term of not more than fifteen nor less than
twelve years. The case was in charge of District Attorney
Charles H. Wright.

Imbrian Hassan and Suleman Hassan, indicted in Essex
County, January, 1919, for the murder of Ali Hassan, at
Salem, on Oct. 28, 1918. The defendants were arraigned
Feb. 6, 1919, and pleaded not guilty. Edward J. Carney,
Esq., and Charles A. Green, Esq., appeared as counsel for the
defendant Imbrian Hassan, and William H. Fay, Esq., and
Thomas R. Vahey, Esq., appeared as counsel for the defend-
ant Suleman Hassan. On July 3, 1919, an entry of nolle
prosequi was made on so much of the indictment against
Suleman Hassan as charged murder in the first degree; and
on Oct. 2, 1919, an entry of nolle prosequi was made on so
much of the indictment against Imbrian Hassan as charged
murder in the first degree. In October, 1919, the defendants
were tried by a jury before Callahan, J. The result was a
verdict of guilty of manslaughter in the case of the defendant
Imbrian Hassan, and a verdict of not guilty in the case of the
defendant Suleman Hassan. The defendant Imbrian Hassan
was thereupon sentenced to State Prison for a term of not
more than seven nor less than five years. The exceptions of
the defendant Imbrian Hassan were overruled by the Su-
preme Judicial Court. The case was in charge of District
Attorney S. Howard Donnell.

Antonio Ingemi, indicted in Essex County, May, 1919,
for the murder of Salvatore Salvo, at Salem, on March 21,

1919. He was arraigned May 16, 1919, and pleaded not
guilty. Edward J. Carney, Esq., and Charles A. Green,
Esq., appeared as counsel for the defendant. On April 20,

1920, the defendant retracted his former plea, and pleaded



1921.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. xi

guilty to manslaughter. This plea was accepted by the
Commonwealth, and the defendant was thereupon sentenced
to State Prison for a term of not more than eight nor less
than six years. The case was in charge of District Attorney
S. Howard Donnell.

Frank Walter Potter, indicted in Hampden County,
May, 1919, for the murder of George A. Bills, at Palmer, on
Feb. 24, 1919. He was arraigned May 16, 1919, and pleaded
not guilty. Richard P. Stapleton, Esq., appeared as counsel
for the defendant. Later the defendant retracted his former
plea, and pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree.
This plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the
defendant was thereupon sentenced to State Prison for
life. The case was in charge of District Attorney Charles
H. Wright.

Henry Seipel, indicted in Plymouth County, October,
1919, for the murder of Alfred W. Raymond, at Brockton,
on July 1, 1919. A. F. Barker, Esq., appeared as counsel for
the defendant. On Oct. 21, 1919, the defendant was com-
mitted to the State Farm for observation. On Feb. 19, 1920,
a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity was ordered by
Thayer, J. The defendant was thereupon committed to the
Bridgewater State Hospital for life. The case was in charge
of District Attorney Frederick G. Katzmann.

Antonio Teregno and Maria Cammerota, indicted in
Hampden County, March, 1918, for the murder of Raffaele
Cammerota, at Westfield, on Jan. 30, 1918. The defendants
were arraigned March 22, 1918, and pleaded not guilty.
Frank M. Zottoli, Esq., and Silvio Martinelli, Esq., appeared
as counsel for Antonio Teregno, and Frank P. Fralli, Esq.,
for Maria Cammerota. In September, 1918, the defendants
were tried by a jury before Nelson P. Brown, J. The result
was a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree in the
case of Antonio Teregno, and a verdict of guilty of man-
slaughter in the case of Maria Cammerota. The defendant
Maria Cammerota was thereupon sentenced to the Reforma-



xii ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan.

tory for Women for a term of fifteen years. In the case of
the defendant Teregno exceptions were taken at the trial of
the case, which exceptions were overruled. The defendant
Antonio Teregno was thereupon sentenced to death by elec-
trocution during the week beginning April 4, 1920. On April
9, 1920, the defendant's motion for a new trial was allowed,
and execution of the sentence upon him w^as stayed. On
May 17, 1920, the defendant retracted his former plea, and
pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree. This plea
was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant was
thereupon sentenced to State Prison for life. The case was
in charge of District Attorney Charles H. Wright.

DoMENiCK Vass and Manuel Smith, indicted in Suffolk
County, June, 1919, for the murder of Francis Marshall, on
April 25, 1919. The defendants were arraigned June 11,
1919, and each pleaded not guilty. Wihiam H. Lewis, Esq.,
appeared as counsel for the defendant Domenick Vass, and
J. W. Schenck, Esq., appeared for the defendant Manuel
Smith. In January, 1920, the defendants were tried by a
jury before Aiken, C.J. The result was a verdict of not
guilty, directed by the court, in the case of Domenick Vass,
and a verdict of guilty of manslaughter in the case of Man-
uel Smith. The defendant Manuel Smith was thereupon
sentenced to jail for two years. The cases were in charge of
District Attorney Joseph C. Pelletier.

Jennie G. Zimmerman, indicted in Hampden County,
September, 1919, for the murder of Henry Zimmerman, at
Springfield, on Aug. 7, 1919. She was arraigned Sept. 15,
1919, and pleaded not guilty. William G. McKechnie, Esq.,
and Thomas J. Collins, Esq., appeared as counsel for the
defendant. In May, 1920, the defendant was tried by a
jury before Nelson P. Brown, J. The result was a verdict
of not guilty by reason of insanity. The defendant was
thereupon committed to the Northampton State Hospital.
The case was in charge of District Attorney Charles H.
Wright.



1921.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. xiii

Indictments for murder found since the date of the last
annual report have been disposed of as follows: —

Gaspare Asold, John Cammerara, Frank Figuccia and
Tony Pizzo, indicted in Middlesex County, January, 1920,
for the murder of Tony Carchidi, at Woburn, on Jan. 4,
1920. The defendants were tried on so much of said in-
dictments as charged assault with intent to murder, and so
much of said indictments as charged murder in the first
degree was placed on file. The cases were in charge of Dis-
trict Attorney Nathan A. Tufts.

Giuseppe Bonanno, indicted in Middlesex County, No-
vember, 1920, for the murder of Francesco Bonanno, at
Cambridge, on Nov. 3, 1920. He was arraigned Nov. 8,
1920, and pleaded not guilty. Jerome J. Russo, Esq., ap-
peared as counsel for the defendant. In January, 1921, the
defendant was tried by a jury before Cox, J. The result
was a verdict of guilty of murder in the second degree, and
the defendant was thereupon sentenced to State Prison for
life. The case was in charge of District Attorney Nathan
A. Tufts.

Giuseppe Botta, indicted in Norfolk County, April, 1920,
for the murder of Concetta Botta, at Franklin, on Feb. 29,
1920. He was arraigned May 3, 1920, and pleaded not
guilty. Henry E. Buggies, Esq., and J. J. McAnarney, Esq.,
appeared as counsel for the defendant. In November, 1920,
the defendant was tried by a jury before Thayer, J. The
result was a verdict of guilty of manslaughter. The defend-
ant was thereupon sentenced to State Prison for a term of
not more than twelve nor less than nine years. The case
was in charge of District Attorney Frederick G. Katzmann.

Genero Buoniconto, indicted in Hampden County, May,
1920, for the murder of Dominic Richy, at Springfield, on
April 11, 1920. The defendant was arraigned May 14, 1920,
and pleaded not guilty. Later the defendant retracted his
former plea, and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. This plea



xiv ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan.

was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant was
thereupon sentenced to the house of correction for two years
and six months. The case was in charge of District Attorney
Charles H. Wright.

Nicholas Caruso, indicted in Middlesex County, June,
1920, for the murder of John C. Cunniff, at Newton, on
May 25, 1920. He was arraigned June 11, 1920, and pleaded
not guilty. James S. Cannon, Esq., appeared as counsel for
the defendant. Later the defendant retracted his former
plea, and pleaded guilty to murder in the second degree.
This plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the
defendant was thereupon sentenced to State Prison for life.
The case was in charge of District Attorney Nathan A.
Tufts.

Pasquale Catrambone, indicted in Plymouth County,
February, 1920, for the murder of J. B. George Guyette, at
Brockton^ on Nov. 29, 1919. He was arraigned Feb. 19,
1920, and pleaded not guilty. John J. Geogan, Esq., and
Francis J. Geogan, Esq., appeared as counsel for the de-
fendant. On Aug. 16, 1920, the defendant retracted his
former plea, and pleaded guilty to murder in the second
degree. This plea was accepted by the Commonwealth, and
the defendant w^as thereupon sentenced to State Prison for
life. The case was in charge of District Attorney Frederick
G. Katzmann.

Gaetano Di Domenico, alias, indicted in Middlesex
County, March, 1920, for the murder of Giuseppe Ugliotti,
at Somerville, on Sept. 9, 1919. He was arraigned April 27,
1920, and pleaded not guilty. William H. Lewis, Esq., and
Isidore H. Fox, Esq., appeared as counsel for the defendant.
On June 7, 1920, the defendant retracted his former plea,
and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. This plea w^as accepted
by the Commonwealth, and the defendant was thereupon
sentenced to State Prison for a term of not more than ten
nor less than eight years. The case was in charge of District
Attorney Nathan A. Tufts.



1921.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. xv

Nicola Dispensa, indicted in Essex County, May, 1920,
for the murder of Guiseppe Polizatta, at Lawrence, on Feb.
14, 1920. On Oct. 19, 1920, the defendant was adjudged to
be insane, and was committed to the Bridgewater State Hos-
pital. The case was in charge of District Attorney S. How-
ard DonnelL

Henry A. Frazier, indicted in Suffolk County, January,
1920, for the murder of Rufus Oxley Williams, on Dec. 12,

1919. He was arraigned Jan. 22, 1920, and pleaded not
guilty. The defendant later retracted his former plea, and
pleaded guilty to manslaughter. This plea was accepted by
the Commonwealth, and the defendant was thereupon sen-
tenced to State Prison for a term of not more than ten nor
less than seven years. The case was in charge of District
Attorney Joseph C. Pelletier.

John Graco, indicted in Suffolk County, July, 1920, for
the murder of Frank Pierro, on June 18, 1920. Thomas J.
Grady, Esq., appeared as counsel for the defendant. On
Sept. 20, 1920, the defendant was arraigned, and pleaded
guilty to manslaughter. This plea was accepted by the
Commonwealth, and the defendant was thereupon sentenced
to State Prison for a term of not more than seven nor less,
than four years. The case was in charge of District Attorney
Joseph C. Pelletier.

Mary Levesqije, indicted in Essex County, May, 1920,
for the murder of a male child, at Lawrence, on Jan. 29,

1920. She was arraigned May 19, 1920, and pleaded not
guilty. On June 22, 1920, the defendant retracted her
former plea, and pleaded guilty to manslaughter. This plea
was accepted by the Commonwealth, and the defendant was
thereupon sentenced to the House of Correction for a term
of one year. The case was in charge of District Attorney S.
Howard Donnell.

EuPLio Nuzzo, indicted in Middlesex County, March,
1920, for the murder of Angelo Quercues, at Maiden, on



xvi ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan.

March 14, 1920. He was arraigned May 4, 1920, and
pleaded guilty to manslaughter. This plea was accepted by
the Commonwealth, and the defendant was thereupon sen-
tenced to State Prison for a term of not more than twelve
nor less than ten years. The case was in charge of District
Attorney Nathan A. Tufts.

Joseph Sammarco, indicted in Suffolk County, January,
1920, for the murder of William G. Clancy, on Jan. 22, 1920.
Thomas J. Grady, Esq., appeared as counsel for the defend-
ant. In March, 1920, the defendant was tried by a jury
before John F. Brown, J. The result was a verdict of guilty
of murder in the second degree, and the defendant was there-
upon sentenced to State Prison for life. The case was in
charge of District Attorney Joseph C. Pelletier.

Anna Tomaszkewicz, indicted in Hampshire County, Feb-
ruary, 1920, for the murder of Andrew^ Tomaszkewicz, at
South Hadley, on Aug. 11, 1919. She was arraigned Feb.
24; 1920, and pleaded not guilty. Edward J. Stapleton, Esq.,
and Richard P. Stapleton, Esq., appeared as counsel for the
defendant. In May, 1920, the defendant was tried by a jury
before Thayer, J. The result was a verdict of not guilty, by
reason of insanity. The defendant was thereupon committed
to the Northampton State Hospital. The case was in charge
of District Attorney Thomas J. Hammond.

Harold Vandercar, indicted in Worcester County, August,
1920, for the murder of Charles A. Thomas, at Leominster,
on July 31, 1920. He was arraigned Sept. 7, 1920, and
pleaded not guilty. Thomas L. Walsh, Esq., appeared as
counsel for the defendant. On Nov. 10, 1920, the defendant
retracted his former plea, and pleaded guilty to murder in
the second degree. This plea was accepted by the Common-
wealth, and the defendant was sentenced to State Prison for
life. The case was in charge of District Attorney Edward
T. Esty.



1921.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 12. xvii

The following indictments for murder are now pending : —

Joseph Balzarano, indicted in Berkshire County, Jan-
uary, 1916, for the murder of Vincenzo Cresci, at Dalton,
on March 27, 1915. He was arraigned Jan. 15, 1918, and
pleaded not guilty. Thomas F. Cassidy, Esq., and Joseph
W. Lewis, Esq., appeared as counsel for the defendant. In
July, 1920, the defendant was tried by a jury before Calla-
han, J. The result was a verdict of guilty of murder in
the second degree, and the defendant was thereupon sen-
tenced to State Prison for life. The defendant's motion for
a new trial was denied, and his exceptions taken at the trial
of the case are pending. The case is in charge of District
Attorney Charles H. Wright.

John T. Fisher, indicted in Hampden County, December,
1920, for the murder of Lillian Fisher, at Springfield, on Oct.
14, 1920. He was arraigned Dec. 31, 1920, and pleaded not
guilty. Harry M. Ehrlich, Esq., and Isidore H. Hurowitz,
Esq., appeared as counsel for the defendant. No further
action has been taken in this case. The case is in charge of
District Attorney Charles H. Wright.

Antonio Gregore, indicted in Hampden County, Decem-
ber, 1920, for the murder of Antonio Gonsalves, at Ludlow,
on Nov. 30, 1920. He was arraigned Dec. 31, 1920, and
pleaded not guilty. James E. Dunleavy, Esq., and Francis
I. Gallagher, Esq., appeared as counsel for the defendant.
No further action has been taken in this case. The case is
in charge of District Attorney Charles H. Wright.

Bruno Mazzatto, indicted in Berkshire County, January,
1920, for the murder of Vincenzo Desteto, at Pittsfield, on
Aug. 13, 1919. He was arraigned Jan. 21, 1920, and pleaded
not guilty. Thomas F. Cassidy, Esq., and Patrick J. Moore,
Esq., appeared as counsel for the defendant. No further
action has been taken in this case. The case is in charge of
District Attorney Charles H. Wright.



xviii ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Jan.

Charles Miller, indicted in Hampden County, Decem-
ber, 1920, for the murder of Lillian INIiller, at Springfield, on
Nov. 25, 1920, and for the murder of Grace H. Dickerson,
at Springfield, on Nov. 29, 1920. He was arraigned Dec. 31,
1920, and pleaded not guilty. Thomas F. McGlynn, Esq.,
and Louis C. Gaines, Esq., appeared as counsel for the de-
fendant. No further action has been taken in this case. The
case is in charge of District Attorney Charles H. Wright.

George L. Rollins, alias, indicted in Suffolk County,
March, 1917, for the murder of Ordway R. Hall, at Boston,
on Feb. 21, 1917. He was arraigned April 20, 1917, and
pleaded not guilty. Herbert L. Baker, Esq., and Thomas L.
Walsh, Esq., appeared as counsel for the defendant. On
June 3, 1918, the defendant was tried by a jury before Keat-
ing, J. The result was a verdict of guilty of murder in the
first degree. Exceptions were filed which are now pending.
The case is in charge of District Attorney Joseph C. Pelletier.

Nicola Sacco and Bartolomes Vanzetti, indicted in
Norfolk County, September, 1920, for the murder of Alex-
ander Barardelli and Frederick A. Parmenter, at Braintree, on
April 15, 1920. The defendants were arraigned Sept. 28, 1920,
and pleaded not guilty. Fred H. Moore, Esq., and William
J. Callahan, Esq., appeared as counsel for the defendants. No
further action has been taken in these cases. The cases are
in charge of District Attorney Frederick G. Katzmann.

Rocco ScicCHiTANi, indicted in Middlesex County, Novem-
ber, 1920, for the murder of Thomas J. Riley, at Cambridge, on
Nov. 21, 1920. He was arraigned Nov. 30, 1920, and pleaded
not guilty. No further action has been taken in this case.
The case is in charge of District Attorney Nathan A. Tufts.

Philip M. Taylor, indicted in Hampden County, May,
1920, for the murder of Virginia Walker, at Springfield, on
Feb. 20, 1920. The defendant has been committed to the
Northampton State Hospital for observation. The case is



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